IY: Aaaaaaaand Breathe!


Strictly speaking I should be talking about my next fantasy creature right now. I’m not doing so because I haven’t decided that creature is yet, though you can help me out with that by picking something from this poll.

The other reason is that I would like to talk to you about ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge.’ On Saturday night I finished my final read through prior to sending the document to betas. At the time of writing, the novel is with four different readers. Two have read for me before, two haven’t.

I feel sick.

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I know this is part of the process and I know it has to be done, but my insides are curling up and in over themselves every time I think about it. Worse than that, I keep thinking of things I want to tweak or change. It’s been a day!

I’m going to be okay. I know that. Feedback for ‘Silk Over Razor Blades‘ has generally been incredibly positive with three clear reviews ranging from 4*-5*. ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ is just more of the same and it ups the ante. But I am terrified.

I’m writing this post mainly to force myself to acknowledge what that feeling in my gut is. To recognise that this is another part of a writer’s life and that it will pass. Well . . . I’m not sure my stomach agrees, but we’re getting there.

See you tonight! x

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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2 Responses to IY: Aaaaaaaand Breathe!

  1. It’s hard knowing your ‘baby’ is going to be judged by others. Hope you get some useful feedback.

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